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Nationals frenzy proved a furphy

posted Oct 15, 2009, 4:00 PM by Ian Oxenford   [ updated Jun 17, 2010, 1:26 AM ]

The National’s awareness of the current agenda of the State Government is being questioned by the Green’s candidate for Lyne, Ian Oxenford.

The Nationals started an online survey in conjunction with a recreational fishing group, spreading misinformation about what they said was a proposed marine park between Lake Cathie and Crowdy Bay”.

The proposed marine park was a recommendation by a private body, not a State Government Department” said Ian. For the Nationals to say this was on the agenda is blatantly untrue. The NSW Environment & Climate Change Minister, Mr Frank Sartor, was forced to address confusion and concern that should not have occurred in the first place”.

They have used a recreational fishing group to spread misinformation, whipping up a storm that was not even on a synoptic chart.”

While the Greens will always support proposals to conserve wildlife for future generations, we will also ensure that truth is not lost in the process. The Greens believe truth has a place in politics”.

The Nationals need to take responsibility for their fear campaign. New marine parks were not on the agenda. I call on the Nationals to apologise to the recreational fishers they misled”.